Friday, July 29, 2011

The Great Communicator

Grant (and mommy) survived the surgery on Tuesday just fine. In fact he was back to his normal jovial self mere hours later. He took a long nap and then was playing rough and tumble soon afterwards.

On Wednesday evening Grant "communicated" his desire to nurse by carrying the boppy pillow over and handing it to me. This was no easy feat, as the pillow is just about as big as him! The next morning, he and Liam were playing in the dinning room. Then I heard Grant repeating a loud humming noise and went to see what was the matter. Turns out he found kitty's hairball on the ground and was sitting next to it trying to get my attention to let me know it was there. He didn't touch it or anything, just notified me about it. He is one smart cookie!

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Night Before

Well, tomorrow morning, Grant goes to the hospital for surgery bright and early. It's nothing too serious, but it's still nerve-wracking, nonetheless. He has to have tubes placed in both ears - hopefully to prevent any further ear infections. I'm told by friends, whose kids had this done that it's a pretty minor procedure and will make him feel much better. Tomorrow is going to be a LOOONG day no matter what.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Liam's Solo Field Trip

Well, today Liam took his first field trip all on his own - no parents chaperoning him. The trip was part of the summer camp at the community center that he is attending this week. They went to a local state park for the day. I was nervous because I worried that he would wander off or not stay with the group. He's also never had to have responsibility for his own things before. So much to my dismay, he lost a bottle of sunblock and his really nice swim suit and matching swim shirt - the one I bought for him as a sibling gift last summer. I made some calls, but it's nowhere to be found. On the bright side, however, he had a fun time and didn't get sunburned.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Week of Firsts for Grant

First birthday (7/3/11)

First time walking (more than two steps) on his own. (7/7/11)

First time sleeping through the night (It helped that he was totally wiped out after a hot day and lots of fun at our friend Aidan's birthday party). (7/10/11)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Grant's First Year

A year ago today...I nearly died after giving birth to my beautiful boy. Thankfully someone had donated blood that matched my type and after two transfusions and the wonders of modern medicine, I have been blessed to watch my two wonderful boys grow up.

Yesterday we celebrated Grant's first birthday at my mom's cottage. I think everyone had fun and we managed to dodge the rain until the end of the party. In fact, the rain disappeared in time for us to celebrate with some fireworks. Liam was so excited and quite sad when he was too tired to watch the fireworks. He did manage to collect a ton of lightening bugs in a giant bug container that my mom gave him. The bugs were like mini fireworks! Liam also caught his first fish with daddy! Grant was exhausted from the day too! He had so much attention and fun, and everyone gave him great toys.

Today we had another lake party, this time at my inlaws house. It was a lot of fun until Grant became cranky and inconsolable. Liam managed to get a chance to play with some sparklers, but we had to leave before the end of Grandpa's firework display.